Rossella Di Paolo (b. 1960, Lima) studied literature at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Her most recent verse collection, La silla en el mar, won the “Luces” Prize awarded by the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio for 2016 Best Book of Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of anthologies of Peruvian and Latin American poetry. In 2020 she won the Premio Casa de la Literatura Peruana prize and was distinguished as a Personalidad Meritoria de la Cultura by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.